Customizing time zone settings - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
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2019-10-09

If your Security Center system includes devices operating in different time zones, you must select whether the report queries are based on a fixed time zone, or on each device’s local time zone.

What you should know

The time zone settings affect how the time range filters in your reports work. If you select a fixed time zone, the results that come from a device (such as an access control unit or a video unit) in another time zone are adjusted for time differences.

The time zone settings are saved as part of your user profile and apply to Security Desk and Config Tool.

Procedure

  1. From the home page, click Options > Date and time.
  2. To add time zone abbreviations to all time stamps in Security Center, select the Display time zone abbreviations option.
  3. Select how time fields are displayed and interpreted in Security Center:
    • To display and interpret time according to each device’s local time zone, select the each device's time zone option.

      This option allows each device to follow a different time zone. Select this option to display and interpret the time according to each device’s local time zone.

    • To display and interpret time according to a fixed time zone, select the following time zone option, and choose a time zone from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Save.

Example

If you create a report with a time range between 9 A.M. and 10 A.M. Eastern time, and devices located in Vancouver (Pacific time) are included in the search, one of the following happens based on your time zone settings:
  • Time zone based on each device’s local time zone: The report results are from events that occurred between 9 A.M. and 10 A.M. Pacific time.
  • Fixed time zone (set to Eastern time): The report results are from events that occurred between 6 A.M. and 7 A.M. in the Pacific time zone, because of the three-hour time difference between Montreal and Vancouver.